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Old Dec 23, 2006, 6:42 PM   #1
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Hey guys and girls...... I have been looking around the different sections here and notice there are some really good photos. Unfortunately the majority of people will be missing them as the would not dig into the depths of Steves Forums to find them.

My question/suggestion is why post here rather than in the general sections which are very good and then your work will be viewed by more, help more learn, hopefully help you learn and also encourage more people to the forum when they see more work on view? This would then leave the specialist areas for specific questions/advice/information concerning the formats making everything clearer.

That's what it's there for and a reason that I don't spend any time on the other forums where everything is scattered all around.

Just an idea, what do you think????
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Old Dec 23, 2006, 8:30 PM   #2
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As an R-1 owner and shooter I got tired of being shot at by Egos on a DSLR trip at other sites. Digitalgrin to name one. Another was DPreview.

Here in Steve's Sony forum I can share my thoughts with other R-1 users. No one is on an Ego trip here. We discuss photography. I enjoy it.

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Old Dec 24, 2006, 5:30 AM   #3
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As an R-1 owner and shooter I got tired of being shot at by Egos on a DSLR trip at other sites. Digitalgrin to name one. Another was DPreview.

Here in Steve's Sony forum I can share my thoughts with other R-1 users. No one is on an Ego trip here. We discuss photography. I enjoy it.

Nicholas

hi NIcholas

I agree with you here mate. I think if you come in here with the intention of discussing the R1 then ofcourse the SONY forum is the place to be.

But i too would love to see an increease in photos in the post pic forums as i often browse through them. I comment where i think i can add value and i also love seeing what other ppl do and compare it with what i think i would have done.

I think the learning and development which can be achieved in a forum like this is great.

The sony forum in general churns out great shots. I often browse through here when the post pics forums gets a bit repetative. I enjoy the work that goes on in here as this was on eof the forums i started in when i first owned my sony dscw5.

I look fwd to more shots in teh post pics forums

cheers

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Old Jan 15, 2007, 7:10 PM   #4
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"That's what it's there for ..."

I'm not sure I understand, Mark. Are we not supposed to post photos on the Sony forum, and only post them in the "Post your pictures" forum, or is it a matter of personal preference? Are the individual camera forums only supposed to be for discussion? If so, I apologize; I did not realize that ... I have seen a lot of photos posted in individual forums, so I thought it was OK to do so. The Panasonic forum, for example, has many photos posted by Panny owners.

Alhough I haven't posted for a bit, I, for one, usually post here the most because I appreciate the detailed feedback specific to my own camera ... the R-1. If fact, I bought the R-1 specifically because of the impressive pictures I saw posted on the Sony forum. Is this against the rules?

Thanks in advance for clearing this up for me. : ) Ria
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Old Jan 16, 2007, 3:39 AM   #5
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Hi Ria,

I will let one of the Moderators answer that (well he already has in replay to this question in another post I made http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=23)

Kalypso says "Ideally, the manufacturers Forums would only have images posted as a way to assist in showing a problem or make a point. But, that's not really the reason the Forums are here...Steve wants the Forums to be fun for the members. So, the members pretty much decide what they think is fun to them."

So basically there are no fast and hard rules but the initial plans were that the majority of photos would be posted on the Photos sections.

My real reason for posting initially was to get an understanding of why people chose to post in different places also to try to get some of the great work posted in individual camera manufacturers sections seen by the masses so everyone can learn rather than being 'hidden away' (I don't think most people go searching). However I appreciate that there is a feeling of community in some of the other forums which might not be there in the same wayin the post your photos section.
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Old Jan 16, 2007, 4:33 AM   #6
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Hello All,

To crystalize this thread as I read it:

I believe people who post images or links to their images and do not identify the camera used to take the pictures leave something important out of their post.

Years ago with film, who cared which camera was used in most instants because most cameras had similar output..on film.

With the new and ever improving digital cameras, most people, including myself, when viewing an image also ask 'wow, which camera took that picture?'. Digital cameras are still improving. Which camera is a topic of interest.

The digital world has not settled on a 'standard' output yet. The maufactureres are still trying to obtain 'perfection'. But once most digital cameras can capture similar quality images the question of 'which camera?' will not be asked as frquently when viewing an image.

This is why I post my links in the Sony forum. I want to share what I am doing with my camera for others to see and react to. This way I learn alot.

One more issue: If I mention I shot my image with my camera on a Photo thread, someone usually attacks me and my camera, or gets defensive as if I am attacking their camera.

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Hi Nicholas,

It is sad that some people are camera snobs rather thanlooking at the creative ability of the photographer (settings/composition etc). I would disagree on the quality issue as none of us are posting large enough to tell the difference in sensors/cameras and even lens quality (apart from dof)would be hard to decipher. There are some issues with certain areas in photography that might hinder getting a good shot such as sport and wildlife where fast AF is pretty essential as well as having the right glass but for portrait, landscape etc then the photographer is going to be the only limiting factor (again at the size we are posting) on getting a 'wow' shot.

As this is the case then I go back to my original that we have more to learn by posting shots in the photo areas so no matter what camera is used the skill of the photographer is improved.

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Hi Mark,

If I may: I wrote

"One more issue: If I mention I shot my image with my camera on a Photo thread, someone usually attacks me and my camera, or gets defensive as if I am attacking their camera".

And you responded:

"As this is the case then I go back to my original that we have more to learn by posting shots in the photo areas so no matter what camera is used the skill of the photographer is improved."

Your ideal flow of a photo thread does not work out in practice, becausethe one or two egomaniacs you run into on such threads raise so much smoke continuing to participate in the thread is notworth the trouble. All IMHO.

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Old Jan 16, 2007, 6:08 AM   #9
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I know what you mean which is why I started saying it is Sad that some peopleare like that. I happily have advised many people to buy/consider cameras that are not Canon (I currently use Canon) and don't think it is the be all and end all.

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"Have you really experienced this recently as I look at a lot of posts (to say the least) and I have not noticed this going on any more. If anyone was having a go about a particular camera then I would suggest that is because they are not such a good photographer thus need to have a go at something.

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"The quality of your work is something that people need to see and proves to the less educated that you can get fantastic shots with good technique rather than throwing £1000's at a camera (however this can make a photographer's life easier but is not essential if you have the skill). I'm sure you would inspire far more people to try different things and push what they can currently do if you did post in the photo area rather than just sharing with the Sony guys.
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Old Jan 16, 2007, 7:03 AM   #10
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Hello Mark,

Thank you for your kind words. I took your advice.

It was not easy selecting the category. I hope you agree with the one I selected:

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=82

Thank you,

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